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17 Girls (2011)
"17 filles" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  21 September 2012 (USA)
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When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, throwing their town and school into chaos.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Grinberg ...
Camille
Juliette Darche ...
Julia
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Florence
Esther Garrel ...
Flavie
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Clémentine
Solène Rigot ...
Mathilde
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L'infirmière scolaire
Florence Thomassin ...
La mère de Camille
Carlo Brandt ...
Le proviseur
Frédéric Noaille ...
Florian
Arthur Verret ...
Tom
Philippine Raude Toulliou ...
Philippine
Sharleen Le Mero Pietruszka ...
Sharleen
Charlotte Alonso ...
Charlotte
Julia Ballester ...
Julia
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When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, throwing their town and school into chaos.

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9 months in 90 minutes
13 October 2011 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

There's something irrefutably Gallic about this arresting rite-of- passage movie. When social maypole Camille falls pregnant at her French high school, her friends and other hangers-on take it upon themselves to get pregnant too. The film focuses on the girls and the dynamics of their relationships in this novel situation. What's so French about it though is that no-one seems to be able to get to the bottom of why this has come to pass. Despite plenty of dialogue bouncing off the topic the only real causal suggestion comes in the repeated - and silent - sequences of shots which observe the girls' bodies and frame the girls in their provincial bedrooms, staring into space, bored or dreaming. It's like Sofia Coppola's Virgin Suicides, with all the generational disconnect, and birth substituted for death.

Dreaming is the key, a word which appears in the poetic pay-off voice-over line at the close. With little on offer in the town, the girls look to create their future for themselves in this radical way. As it is with young people in this country, there is little thought given to the practical ramifications of the birth, the '18 years of sacrifice' that Camille's mother refers to, berating her headstrong daughter. Instead the girls cling do their legal research - how to wrest themselves from parental control and the state's financial obligations - and cling to one another for the rest.

It's a well-observed, often touching film in which the Coulin sisters manage a consistent tension. It's the tension of the vacuum around young people making demands for money, which come with too few or too heavy a burden of responsibility attached. I enjoyed the inclusion of Camille's brother, a soldier whose dreams are mortgaged to the state that has sent him to war. In a dreadful, subtle scene we see photos of his mascot teddy, a childish toy, propped up against the guns as if firing them.

An absorbing, realist film that would stand up well in a double feature against the melodrama of Romain Gavras' Our Day Will Come (2010). 6/10


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